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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Episode 10: The comedian wins the first round in Ukraine

Our tenth episode of Talk Eastern Europe is dedicated to the results of the first round of the presidential election in Ukraine which took place on Ma...

Monday, April 1, 2019 Episode 9: What’s up in the Western Balkans?

This episode of Talk Eastern Europe takes a closer look at the current developments in the Western Balkans, including the North Macedonian name agreem...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 Episode 8: The fight against disinformation

This episode of Talk Eastern Europe features a conversation on fighting disinformation with Jakub Kalenský, a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlanti...

Friday, March 8, 2019 Episode 7: Moldova after elections

In this episode, Maciek Makulski sits down with Oktawian Milewski – a Moldovan political analyst based in Warsaw.Moldova’s parliamentary elections wer...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Episode 6: Religion and politics - Ukraine edition

In this episode, Adam Reichardt sits down with Harvard University’s George Soroka to discuss the political, geopolitical and also spiritual implicatio...

Friday, January 25, 2019 Episode 5: Ukraine elections, murder of Gdańsk mayor and public intellectuals

In this episode of the Talk Eastern Europe podcast, co-hosts Maciek Makulski and Adam Reichardt give a preview of the upcoming presidential elections ...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Episode 4: Estonian politics, Eesti 200 and the Russian minority

This episode looks at Estonian politics as well as gives an idea about the situation related to the Russian minority in the Baltic States with a parti...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 Episode 3: Ukraine on the defence, Moldova on the cusp & Transnistrian identity

In this episode hosts Maciek Makulski and Adam Reichardt look at some current developments in the region. Maksym Khylko, chairman of the board at the ...

Monday, November 19, 2018 Episode 2: 1918. The year of independence

In this episode, co-hosts Maciek Makulski and Adam Reichardt discuss the newest issue of New Eastern Europe which has the theme of 1918 and memory of ...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Episode 1: Latvia - Interview with Inga Žolude

In the first episode of Talk Eastern Europe, co-hosts Adam Reichardt and Maciek Makulski open the podcast with a discussion on current issues in the B...

About The Show

Talk Eastern Europe is the official podcast of the New Eastern Europe magazine, providing insightful analysis, thoughtful commentary and engaging interviews on the latest news and developments affecting the region of Central and Eastern Europe. The podcast is hosted by Adam Reichardt, Alexandra Karppi and Nina Panikova. Each episode delves into the complexities of the region, from the war in Ukraine, the rise of populism, the challenges of European integration and the latest events that represent the constant changes taking place in Central and Eastern Europe. Join us each week for a deep dive into the most pressing topics facing Eastern Europe today. Subscribe to stay informed and engaged with the latest developments in the region. 

Meet the co-hosts

Adam Reichardt is the editor in chief of New Eastern Europe and co-host of the Talk Eastern Europe podcast. Originally from the United States, Adam has settled in Poland since 2009. You can follow him on Twitter/X here.

Alexandra Karppi is a research analyst at Freedom House covering the Western Balkans and Central and Eastern Europe for Nations in Transit and co-host of the Talk Eastern Europe podcast. You can follow her on Twitter/X here.

Nina Panikova a senior capacity building officer at the Human Rights House Foundation supporting civil society in Eastern Europe, Southern Caucasus and the Western Balkans and co-host of the Talk Eastern Europe podcast. You can follow her on Twitter/ X here.
 

on 4/7/2023

Really easy to digest, super accessible. If you are curious about this part of the world this is the best way. I binged all the previous episodes while cleaning in one weekend!
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on 6/26/2019

This podcast is superior to its peers in terms of geographic coverage, covering more than just CE, it even covers South Caucasus which most EE podcasts ignore. Interesting and thought provoking discussions by its moderators.
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